CMS Expanding Number of ICD-9 Codes Processed
On March 5, 2010, CMS released Transmittal 6180 which announced that effective January 1, 2011 CMS is expanding the number of ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure codes it will accept and process on institutional claims.
The expansion will allow:
- Additional ICD-9 other (secondary) diagnosis codes (from 8 codes to 24 codes) as well as additional associated present on admission (POA) codes; and
- Additional ICD-9 other (secondary) procedure codes (from 5 codes to 24 codes).
Please review MLN Matters Article MM6851 for more information.